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    Default "Would you rather" tournament pick'em: The Championship (post 223)

    Matt brought up the article from hoopshype (http://nbadraft.net/value-picks-2012-nba-draft) that highlighted how GM's can be focused on "their guy" and miss out on great talent later in the draft. I would call this the sexy pick epidemic. GM's, scouts and many fans fall for a name, a school program and a great tourny run.

    This gave me an idea (I know, I am bored), what if we took out the name and just focus on the scouting reports and/or stats to make our picks. I will copy and paste some of the scouting reports, talent tables, player comparisons, etc. without placing actual draft player's names and have you answer, "would you rather" have player A or player B. I realize that you could search the players and it wouldn't take too much work to figure out who the report is talking about (i.e. - Matt has pretty much told us how Lamb eats his steak by now), but as I say to my students, that would take the fun out of it.

    It is unlikely that we will get one of the first 3 picks and based on these four guys that means that Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal would be off the table. After that there seems to be some shuffling among the picks. I will put together a 16 player (ones that I have seen in mock drafts and Raps Rep forum discussions) tournament pick'em and see who comes out on top. After each round I will let everyone know who moved on and who was cut.

    As this is the first time I am trying this idea, I am interested to hear ideas that would make it better next time. As well, this could probably be put in the Draft thread; however, I thought it would be harder to organize responses.

    Tournament Updates

    Into the Elite 8:............................................Out of the tournament:
    Thomas Robinson (PF).......................................Meyers Leonard (C) - 6
    Harrison Barnes (SF).........................................Quinc y Miller (SF) - 10
    Austin Rivers (PG/SG)........................................Damian Lillard (PG) - 4
    Terrence Ross (SG/SF)......................................Jeremy Lamb (SG) - 3
    Andre Drummond (C).........................................Tyler Zeller (C) - 10
    Terrence Jones (SF/PF)......................................Perry Jones (PF) - 5
    Kendall Marshall (PG)..........................................Tony Wroten (PG/SG) - 13
    John Henson (PF).............................................. .Jared Sullinger (PF) - 4

    Into the Final 4............................................Out of tournament
    Harrison Barnes............................................ .................Terrence Ross
    Thomas Robinson.......................................... .................Terrence Jones
    Andre Drummond.......................................... .................John Henson
    Austin Rivers............................................ ......................Kendall Marshall

    Into the Championship....................................Out of tournament
    Andre Drummond.......................................... .................Thomas Robinson
    Austin Rivers............................................ ......................Harrison Barnes

    Champion.................................................. ...Runner Up
    Andre Drummond.......................................... ...........Austin Rivers
    Last edited by The Coach; Thu May 24th, 2012 at 10:59 PM. Reason: Updated tournament
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